Agriculture in the Peace is characterized by large expanses of land operated by modern family businesses. Due to the difficulty in obtaining labor, local farmers have adapted by the widespread use of mechanization and technology. Since there is more production than can be used in the local area, it is an export based industry.
While rising to the challenges of producing for global marketplaces, Peace country farmers remain committed to conservation of the land and maintaining the legacy of local family businesses and communities.
The high latitude of the region provides the challenge of a shorter growing season, which is offset by long, hot mid-season days. This allows the area to produce competitively with any farming area in Western Canada. The size of the farmed acreage of the region exceeds that of the entire farming area of Manitoba.